News and Announcements
The Windsor Valiants are excited to announce that we will be running the the 2017 Windsor Valiants High School Girls Basketball All-Star Showcase. In partnership with St. Clair College Athletics the event will feature 4 games that will promote high school girls basketball.
The event begins at 5:00pm with newly created Windsor Valiants Developmental team taking on the L’Essor Aigles junior girls team. At 5:00pm on the main court will be the Junior Girl’s All-Star Game. At 6:00pm, the Tier 2 WECSSAA Senior Girls All-Star Game will take place. At halftime of this game the two novice teams from the Windsor Valiants and the Tecumseh Saints will play in a mini exhibition game. At 7:30pm the Tier 1 WECSSAA Senior Girls All-Star Game will take place. Tier 1 and Tier 2 first team all-stars and tier one through three league MVPs will receive their all-star plaques at halftime of their respective games.
All games will take place at St. Clair College SportPlex and admission for all spectators is $2.00. Free parking will be in Lot D (South of SportsPlex) and Lot N (West of SportsPlex) from 4:00-9:30pm.
The Windsor Valiants want to thank St Clair College Athletics for being the lead sponsor for this event. We would also like to thank our other sponsors: Tecumseh Saints Basketball, Canada Basketball, the Ontario Basketball Association, University of Windsor Lancers Women’s Basketball Program and the Massey Mustangs Boy’s Basketball Program.
This should be a fun night where you can see league MVPs Claire Lamarre of the St Anne Saints, Quinn MacIsaac of the F.J. Brennan Cardinals and Emma Bedal of UMEI Lightning battle it out. Rising junior all-stars such as Kennedy Costello, Reighan Dales and Jenna El-Hassan take stage for the juniors. This will also be a great chance to see the great things happening with the new Windsor Valiants U15 Developmental team where players like Nneke Lockhart, Reem Chebli and Nyra Brown-Henderson are leading the way.
This will be a great night of basketball that highlights some of the best female basketball players in the Windsor-Essex Region!
On Saturday November 4th the Windsor Valiants U15 Developmental Team made their debut playing their first game against the Valiants Major Bantam team. The U15 team is made up of girls from the Valiants house league program and other girls looking to develop their basketball skills. The U15 features girls from: Sandwich Public School, Vincent Massey Secondary School, Walkerville High School, Kennedy High School, St. Anne’s catholic High School, Westgate Public School and Northwood Public School. Girls on the U15 are in grades 7-10 and are just a group of girls who wanted a taste of higher level basketball action.
The Major bantam team showed what makes them one of the best teams in Ontario handling the Developmental Team pretty well. For the developmental Valiants team there were several bright spots during the game. Starting Centre #21 Olivia Austin-Ghrayeb was all over the floor diving for balls, getting rebounds and being the defensive anchor for the Valiants Developmental Team. Austin-Ghrayeb was named player of the game for Developmental Team. Strong point guard play was made by siblings #5 Reem Chebli and #8 Manar Chebli.
Up next for the U15 team is a tournament in Dearborn Michigan at the Turkey Hoops Showcase. We are looking forward to seeing the debuts of #13 Point Guard Nneke Lockhart, #14 Power Forward Nyra Brown-Henderson and #15 Centre Olivia Carter.
We want to thank Ben Scaria and Sean Mei from the Massey Mustangs Basketball Program for officiating this game. Thanks to Coach Wren Dosant and Josh Leeman Executive Director of the Valiants for giving Coach Keith McShan the chance to coach these fine group of ladies.
Great start Valiants!
The Valiants elite academy will be offered Sunday mornings starting the 24th of September. It will be lead by University of Windsor Starting point guard and Captain Mike Rocca along with CFL player and University of Duke Graduate Chris Rwabukamba. The program is very excited to have these two outstanding athletes provide elite training in basketball, strength and conditioning, speed and agility. This 10 week program will help bring out the best in your son or daughter.
In our basketball training sessions we will be focusing on shooting, dribbling, passing, balance, and most importantly decision making! Your child will leave this academy with a strong skill set and improved confidence to lead them into their upcoming seasons! “Mike Rocca”
In our training sessions we will focus on making your child a better overall athlete! The focus will be improving speed, agility, conditioning and explosiveness!!! Together with your child’s hard work and my tested methods, we will unlock your child’s true athletic potential. “Chris Rwabukamba”
The Windsor Valiants Basketball Club are excited to announce that the girls only fall house league program is now open for registration. House league will start on Saturday September 23rd from 9am till 1pm and run until December 2nd and run for 10 sessions. As our house league program continues to grow we are thrilled to announce that grade nine girls have been added to our house league program. The Valiant are happy to see the game of basketball grow and the addition of this age group gives us a chance to keep girls involved with the game of basketball as they enter high school.
Girls in grade 1 through 9 are eligible to participate in house league basketball and all skill levels and abilities are invited to participate. House league this year is $90 and payment can be made via cheque or cash on the first day on September 23rd. Participants will receive a Valiants branded t-shirt. House league forms can be emailed back to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.windsorvaliants.ca to fill out the registration form. No Houseleague on Saturday November 11th in honour of Remembrance Day
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2017-18 Season Tryout Dates:
JUEL – September 11th, 13th and 18th from 7-9pm at Forster Community Hub
JUEL Prep – September 12th, 14th and 19th from 7-9pm at Forster Community Hub
Major Bantam – September 21st, 26th, and 28th from 7-9pm at Forster Community Hub
Bantam – September 20th, 25th and 27th from 7-9pm at Forster Community Hub
Major Atom – October 2nd, 4th and 11th from 5:30-7pm at Forster Community Hub
Atom – October 3rd – 6:30-8:30pm at Begely, October 5th and 12th from 7-8:30 at Forster Community Hub
Novice – October 2nd – 6:30-8:30pm at Begely, October 5th and 12th from 5:30-7pm at Forster Community Hub